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Campus News

February 13, 2018

Tools to Extend the Growing Season to be offered at GC's Southern Outreach Center

Garrett College in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension is sponsoring a one-session course, Tools to Extend the Growing Season, at the College's Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. Class will be held on Thursday, February 22, 1- 3 p.m.

Are you frustrated with the shorter growing season in Garrett County? Ever wondered how you can grow crops earlier in the spring and later into the fall? Take this course to learn some common tools and ideas for getting your vegetables started earlier in the spring and how to keep them growing longer into the fall. High Tunnels, Hoop Houses, Greenhouses--- what's the difference?

The course is being instructed by Ashley Bodkins who received her Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from West Virginia University and an associate degree in horticulture from Potomac State College. She works for the University of Maryland Extension where she answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County. The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Anyone with a disability that requires special assistance for participation in the program should contact the extension office at 301-334-6960.

For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.